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Accountability

Posted by MEC on March 30, 2011

The Independent reports that BP executives may face involuntary manslaughter charges for the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Prosecutors may also be looking at perjury charges for testimony during the Congressional hearings.

This news doesn’t seem to have reached the so-called mainstream media in the U.S.

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Scott Walker Does 180, Suddenly Backs Federal Money for High-Speed Rail

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 30, 2011

I think the English translation of this article is “Scott Walker fears getting his ass recalled next January”:

Less than four months after losing nearly all of an $810 million grant, Wisconsin is again seeking federal high-speed rail money – this time to upgrade the existing Milwaukee-to-Chicago passenger line.

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration will announce Tuesday that the state will seek at least $150 million to add equipment and facilities for Amtrak’s Hiawatha line.

The upgrades apparently would not increase the speed of the 79-mph line but could provide the capacity to increase the Hiawatha’s frequency from the current seven round trips daily.

In a bizarre twist, some of the money that Walker is now seeking originally was allocated for the Milwaukee-to-Madison route he previously turned down. That money is available because a fellow Republican governor rejected it, as well.

Too little too late, Dropout.

Posted in Republicans, rightwing moral cripples, transportation | Tagged: , , | 11 Comments »

 
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